Hyderabad and Kolkata faced each other in the 35th match of IPL 2020, which was played on 18 October at Sheikha Zayed Stadium Dubai. SRH captain David Warner won the toss and elected to field first.
From Kolkata Knight Riders, the opening pair of Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi initiated the inning. They provided a desired start to the inning and made good runs. KKR got its first wicket in the 6th over when Rahul Tripathi got out at an individual score of 23 runs. However, Gill and Nitish Rana handled the inning well and added valuable runs. In the 12th over, Gill got out, and hence the score of the team was 87/2. In the next over only, Rana also got out. Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan tried to balance the inning, but Russell also got out soon. Kolkata Knight Riders team captain Morgan was joined by Dinesh Karthik, who played fabulous shots across the ground and made not out 29 runs in 14 balls only. Morgan also made 34 runs in 23 balls. At the end of 20 overs, KKR could reach up to 163 at a loss of 5 wickets, and SRH needed to have 164. From SRH, Thangarasu Natarajan was the most successful bowler with 2 wickets.
From Sunrisers Hyderabad, opening pair of Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson came to chase the score. Both experienced players played well and made a partnership of 58 runs. In 7th over, Williamson got out at an individual score of 29. Priyam Garg replaced him and joined Bairstow, but he also soon got out at the score of 70. Jonny Bairstow also lost his wicket on the same score, and hence SRH was under pressure. Captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad David Warner played tactfully and handled one end well, but on the other end, the loss of wicket was continued. At the end of 20 overs, SRH also made 163 at a loss of 6 wickets, and hence the match was tied. From KKR, Lockie Ferguson got the highest 3 wickets.
It was the SUPER OVER, which was played to decide the winner. In Super Over, SRH came to bat first where Ferguson bowled David Warner and Abdul Samad. In 3 balls, SRH lost 2 wickets and made 2 runs. From KKR, Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik came to bat, and Rashid Khan bowled them. Eoin Morgan made one run, and two runs were scored as extra. Hence KKR won the match with 2 balls spared. Lockie Ferguson was declared as player of the match for his 3/15 and 2/2.
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